More Descanso Garden Roses and Companions (early June)

aimeekitty(9-10, SW 18)June 14, 2010

crossposted to the Antique Rose Gallery

Some roses are just starting to bloom at Descanso Gardens now, while others are on their way out. It was educational to see so many that were stunning a few weeks ago,... that now look not as great. But something can't be the same level of beautiful all the time, right?

It was also nice to see what types of companion plants they chose, some of which are blooming more NOW than they were a few weeks ago when most of the roses were at peak. A nice way to extend the season of the garden.

Some general shots and shots of companion plantings:

Does anyone know what these charming plants are?

More guara (I LOVE GUARA)

I liked this large daisy put in with the roses.

huge bank of guara backed with butterfly bushes

lamb's ear

detail on one of the harlequin butterfly bushes. They had several large butterfly bushes in the middle of some of the rose beds. Here it's in the old tea section with rosette delizy.

a large Swany Rose

carefree delight rose and others with gladiolas growing right out of the midst of them (love this!)

More Carefree Delight

Bishop Darlington

a bench so covered in roses that you can hardly see the arbor or the bench.

Hollyhocks among the roses

still really like Crocus Rose

a gorgeous bloom on Maman Cochet cl.

chinese foxglove with roses

a mix of yarrow and other things

What Francoise Juranville looks like later in it's bloom cycle

similar shot of Marchesa Boccella

and mme. Lauriole de Barny

Augutse Renoir, lovely when properly open... but so many of the buds looked kinda ick.

white eden

BONUS HUMMINGBIRD

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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

That was a treat!! I just love a mixture of plants with the roses. Visual feast.

I'm not sure, but the purple plants might be a type of salvia. Whatevery they're called - they're lovely!!

Thank you so much!!

Carol

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 9:39PM
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njmomma(z6 NJ)

OMG, your white eden looks amazing! MUST have it must have it must have it

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 9:43PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Crocus Rose looks very pretty.

The lavender spire plant is a Veronica. I love them. Nice vertical accent plant.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2010 at 12:41AM
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kathy9norcal

One of my all-time favorite places. I haven't been in a few years. It is heavenly in spring. I love the Austins there especially, and the tulip or bulbs display. And, the gift shop.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2010 at 1:07AM
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